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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with madras curry, caynne pepper, cumin, toasted coconut, and kaffir lime leaf, Indra Kunindra is a 9% ABV stout brewed in collaboration with homebrewer Alex Tweet. It was brewed for Holiday Wine Cellar’s 46th Anniversary Homebrewers Competition. First batch at 9%, others at 7%.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
On tap (multiple samples) and from one of the judging bottles at GABF. Pours with a pitch black hued body and a small tan head. Aromas are explosive! Huge spice notes, light lime, curry, cumin, coconut, chocolate. Really spicy and pleasant. It took me a while to pull my nose away to actually taste it. Wow, amazing flavors, huge rich spice notes, curry and cumin with light lime notes. Insanely good. Granted there is not much left of the base foreign stout, but my god is this tasty! A bit of a spicy burn with a medium thick body. Huge duration of flavors. Absolutely extraordinary beer in every sense.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Black with a creamy light brown head. Coconut, chocolate, lime, and light vanilla aroma. Nice creamy palate. Tastes of coconut and lime, chocolate and vanilla, and finishing with mild curry flavors and pepper warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is curry, spicy, coconut, mint and caramel. Flavor is spicy curry, cocoa, lime and coconut. Has a nice spicy mouthfeel. Really loved the aroma of this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle with many thanks to Peter! Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste is absolutely phenomenal - if you like Indian spices. Lots of cayenne, curry, coconut, lime and cumin. Tons of heat on the palate intermixed with roasted chocolate and vanilla notes. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle from the Ballast Point Brewery in Linda Vista: Created a thick fluffy topping of foam head while the opaque liquid was a dark black color. In the aroma, my nose is instantly gratified with a sweet scent of coconut, banana, whip cream, and other spicing that somehow comes across as smelling like children sun tan lotion. My initial taste of this beer is black licorice, but the flavors doesn’t stop there and goes on to give a tropical almost Caribbean taste with the fruity flavors of coconut, pineapple, banana, and a taste of lime zest. There is also a background of heavy dosages of spices that linger in the palate and throat after each gulp that obviously demonstrates the Indian influence on this stout with the addition of curry spices, cumin, and cayenne pepper. I’m so glad I was able to grab a few bottles from the brewery and I commend Ballast Point for picking up on this home brew recipe by Alex Tweet. Although, as I continue to finish my 22 oz bottle, I do notice that this might trigger a headache for me. None the less, nice job guys.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Botthle shared by jckp64, thanks!. Pour is clean charcoal blck with a thin light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, light curry, light basil, faint....fuck it, this smells like green curry chicken with a hint of roasted malt. Wow. Flavor is also notable green curry chicken, roasted malt, and a touch of spice in the finish that lingers in the back of your throat. Really unique stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2012
On tap at Ballast Point. Truly unique in every way. Deep dark obsidian pour with ruby highlights and a medium but creamy and long lasting brown head. Thin curtains of velvety lacing. Pungent but pleasing aroma of lime, mild coconut, melted bittersweet chocolate and toasted herbs. The curry hits you first then draws you into a complex, mind-bending vortex of favors. Tart lime, roasted malt, chocolate, coconut, sour apple and other herbal, botanical notes. A few sips in you start to get the chili pepper burn and lingers throughout but doesn’t interfere with the flavors. That said, If you’re not a fan of hot dishes (or spicy brews) then you’d probably have a harder time getting past the chilies in this one. Despite the burn the texture is quite silky and the finish is long, flavorful and packs a big final kick of lime and curry. Might be the most interesting brew I’ve ever had and I’m thrilled I had a chance to try it before it kicked.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bomber with many thanks to gorditoabd. Pours a dark brown with a fairly large tan head and enticing aromas of chocolate and spice. Curry comes through fairly strong and buries some of the weaker aromas. Flavor is very nice and has a pretty good heat (cayenne?) to it that keeps you on your toes. This is lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy tan-khaki head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some light lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts with curry powder, cayenne, cumin, turmeric, kaffir lime, coconut, and a touch of cinnamon. T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some curry powder, coconut, and kaffir lime. Through the middle, the cayenne and cumin come through with some cinnamon and other spices. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, cayenne, cumin, curry powder, and kaffir lime. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and spicy finish. D - Very drinkable. Very interesting blend of curry spices in the export stout. Good overall balance with great complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (3872) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
22oz bomber from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a deep dark black center of a medium density at best, average sized mostly beige frothy creamy head. Aroma is amazing with so much going on.....coconut, lime, darker chocolate, peppers, slight butter, swetness. Nice body with lots of heat, medium mouthfeel and averge to softer carbonation with lots of pepper heat. Flavor is solid, notes of coconut and lime followed by chocolate and peppers along with green hops and lots of grains. This beer works nicely. Gonna grab a few more!!!!!


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